Enough Grapes to Power A House

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I thought I’d seen it all. You know…potato forks, corn spoons (well actually, corn everything for that matter). But I never would have thought the world would come to this.

Yes, pretty soon, a region in Ontario, Canada will be using grapes to power their homes. A nearby winery will provide grapeskins that will be converted into energy, and residents of Niagara will be able to say they’re reading my blog post thanks to grapes.

Converting edible byproducts into energy is a trend us North Americans are slowly catching onto, and hey, maybe we can run our cars on grapes someday too, instead of all that oil.

There’s no stopping us now.

But if you’re like me, and for the moment feel more comfortable eating a Grape Salad than using those grapes to fuel your oven, just remember you didn’t use any energy to make it! Now that Grape and Ginger Tart on the other hand…

-Hillary, living in a biodegradable world where she is just a biodegradable girl.
Editor, Recipe4Living

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  • http://www.teczcape.blogspot.com/ tigerfish

    Right, give me some Grape Salad as well. :)

  • JEP

    Talk about a couple of rich recipes—yum!

  • http://www.theperfectpantry.com Lydia

    Those clever Canadians! I’m all for this.

  • http://www.recipe4living.com Hillary

    Tigerfish – Haha, I agree. Enjoy!

    JEP – Glad you like ‘em!

    Lydia – I think the Canadians copied the Europeans in terms of using food byproducts for energy, but they’re still ahead of us (Americans)!

  • http://www.freshgeeks.com jblu

    Haha…that’s inventive, but kinda odd. I just read a post on using an onion to charge on iPod, but I can’t remember which blog I read it on.

  • http://aapplemint.blogspot.com kate

    yikes people actually do that ??? i was’nt even aware of it until now.
    Uug …thats sounds n looks just pathetic .
    I’m with you on this girl …. … … people why ????

  • http://www.recipe4living.com Hillary

    Jblu – Really? That sounds sooo cool.

    Kate – I think it’s pretty amazing. I’m not sure I’d trust grapes at this point, but still, crazy.

  • http://figswithbri.com bri

    Cool, grapes! That’s way more efficient than all the petrochemicals used to make corn ethanol. Thanks for letting us know!

  • http://yahoo Francine

    Good for you! Yes Grapes are gases. lol!

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